Medicare's newest program testing accountable care organizations is not even a year old, and three out of 21 participants have already exited.
Providers and payers around the country next week are expected to adhere to a new HHS policy that protects transgender patients from being discriminated against because of their gender or gender identity.
Half of non-pediatric physicians have never heard of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015—a new CMS payment plan that will put 4% or more of their Medicare reimbursement at risk beginning in 2019, according to a new Deloitte survey.
Government agencies, companies and consumers spent 5.5% more on healthcare in 2015 than the prior year. It's another result of the U.S. reducing its uninsured rate to historic lows through healthcare reform, which has spurred demand for more hospital services, clinic visits and prescription drugs.
CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt, responding to concerns from the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday, said alternative start dates for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act are an option to ensure small and rural providers are adequately prepared.
Executives of large health systems told Congress on Tuesday that an anti-kickback law could hinder value-based payment models.
President Barack Obama is laying out a blueprint for addressing unsolved problems with his signature health law, including a renewed call for a "public option" to let Americans buy insurance from the government.
Congress left it up to the CMS to pick an "applicable payment system" to replace hospital outpatient rates for services at new off-campus outpatient departments. The CMS chose to pay under the physician fee schedule.
Public health officials want physicians and hospitals to rethink the way they manage pain as Americans become increasingly anxious about the rise of overdose deaths tied to opioid drugs.
Federal regulators dealt a major blow to troubled blood-testing startup Theranos, banning its founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes from owning or running a medical laboratory for two years.
The CMS is proposing to cover hepatitis B virus screening for Medicare beneficiaries following a recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
In addition to a slew of changes to Medicare's physician payment policies, the CMS on Thursday proposed expanding a program aimed at helping people avoid diabetes.